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Jul 17 2014

SWEDCHAM has entered into a partnership with the CNPR – The Romanian Employers’ Confederation.

Bucharest July 14, 2014

Press Release

On July 14 2014, SWEDCHAM has entered into a partnership with the CNPR – The Romanian Employers’ Confederation.

The CEO of the Romanian Employers’ Confederation, Mr. Alexandru Bojan and SWEDCHAM’s founder, Mr. Julian Rosengren signed the partnership agreement.

Aimed to enrich and enlarge the wide opportunities already offered to the members of the two organizations, the partnership will create new openings ready to be accessed by our members.

All the 6513 companies, members of the Romanian Employers’ Confederation will be offered membership in SWEDCHAM and access to all the opportunities currently available only to the members of SWEDCHAM.

New business channels and opportunities for the members of the two organizations will result and the turnover of the transactions between companies in the two countries will increase.

SWEDCHAM and the Romanian Employers’ Confederation will create and develop common projects aimed to result in benefits for their members who periodically will be updated with news and business opportunities.

The organizations will offer access to a new Business-to-Business platform, CHAMBERTRADE, developed and maintained by SWEDCHAM, capable to offer access to sophisticated information about companies, products, services and new opportunities available to members of our organizations.
With probably the most accurate database of Swedish and Romanian companies, CHAMBERTRADE will become a dynamic tool for the development of new businesses.

Welcome to SWEDCHAM and the Romanian Employers’ Confederation!

 

 

May 23 2014

Pressrelease: New opportunities in the Romanian Biomass and Biogas sector

 

ARBIOPR

New opportunities in the Romanian Biomass and Biogas sector

On the 7th of May the Romanian Department of Energy published the first set of principles which will be the basis of the new national energy strategy for the period 2014 – 2035. For the first time, it is clearly stated that “in the period 2014 – 2024 Romania has to encourage the prudent development of renewable energy sources, with emphasis on Biomass”.

On June 18th the future of the Biomass and Biogas sector in Romania will be presented, during the Inauguration of the Romanian Association of Biomass and Biogas. This major event will be held in Bucharest, at Hilton hotel. Speakers who already confirmed are:

  • Mr. Daniel Constantin, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Mr. Eugen Teodorovici, Minister of European Funds

  • Mr. Mircea Geoana, High Representative of the Prime Minister for problems of Economy and Diplomacy & President of Aspen Institute Romania

  • Dr. Jan Štambaský, President of the European Biogas Association

  • Mr. Ludger Spohr, President of the European Industry of Pellet Suppliers

  • Mr. Dan Ioan Gheorghiu, Advisor of the Prime Minister, CEO & Chairman of ISPE

  • Mr. Emil Calota, Vice President of ANRE (National Regulator)

  • Mr. Mihai Herciu, General Director of the Management Authority for PNDR

It is an “Investor Oriented” event, responding to investors’ questions. Already 40+ investors and 10+ municipalities have confirmed their presence.

The participants will receive answers to their questions and the Impact Study that ARBIO has prepared, regarding the results of Biomass implementation in Romania, plus more informative material.

What does the Government’s decision mean for the Biomass sector

By prioritizing the Biomass sector, the Romanian government prepares the ground for the solid, sustainable development of Biomass and Biogas in Romania, avoiding the mistakes of the past. This approach is similar to the one of the Romanian Association of Biomass and Biogas, which considers Biomass and Pellets, Biogas, Waste to Energy, Anaerobic Digestion, Geothermal etc. as the solution to the serious Cogeneration and Environment challenges that Romania is facing nowadays.

Available raw material and problems that require solutions

Some facts can explain more. The country has the necessary raw material sources:

  • Romania benefits of 14 mil. Hectares of agricultural land

  • 7 mil hectares of forests exist as well

  • Also 0,5 mil hectares of non-productive land are suitable for the cultivation of energy crops

  • Circa 4 million tons of urban waste is produced annually, 189 kg / capita

 In the same time:

  • More than 50% of the Romanian cities need to invest in their inefficient district heating Combined Heat & Power (CHP) units

  • There are also 101 issues regarding waste management at municipal level that have to be resolved before the term given by EC expires

  • Also tens of Romanian companies (especially exporters) have to comply to EU standards regarding waste management.

  • Very serious amounts of EU Grants will be allocated in different national programs so as to stimulate investments in Biomass, Biogas, Pellets etc.

The Romanian Association of Biomass and Biogas (ARBIO) considers that the solution for all the above is the implementation of different Biomass / Biogas / WtE / Anaerobic Digestion projects, with priority to Combined Heat and Power (CHP).

 In order to secure the sustainability of the income, ARBIO has elaborated well argumented proposals which:

  • Take into consideration the Department of Energy’s suggestion for contracts of price difference;

  • Sustain the Feed in Tariff scheme, sent to European Commission by ANRE, the Romanian Regulator;

  • Propose a revolutionary “market driven” solution without green certificates

The Romanian Biomass and Biogas sector will offer new opportunities to investors, creating a market of at least 500 million Euros for the years to come.

For more information: office@arbio.ro or +40 21 308 62 71

 

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Apr 15 2013

Development of Swedish Romanian trade relations to 2012

1. Development of bilateral trade relations

The development of the bilateral trade exchanges for 2006-2012 is shown below:

– in Million Euro –

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
TOTAL 561.3 720.37 636.46 496.35 557.08 686,29 675,14
EXPORTS 142.3 188.98 201.9 246.08 291.99 355,76 390,99
IMPORTS 419 531.39 434.56 250.28 265.09 330,52 284,15
Trade Balance 276.7 -342.4 -232.6 -4.2 26.9 25,24 106,84

As of December 31st, 2012, the bilateral trade exchanges amounted to Euro 675,14 million, a slight 1,70% decrease compared to 2011.

Out of the total, the Romanian exports to Sweden reached Euro 390,99 million (9,73% increase compared to 2011) and the imports from Sweden amounted to Euro 284,15 million (14,01% decrease compared to 2011).

The trade balance has seen a surplus of Euro 106,84 million in favor of Romania.

Sweden ranks 22nd among the countries importing Romanian products (0.87% of total Romanian exports) and 28th among the countries exporting to Romania (0.52% of total Romanian imports).

 

2. Swedish investments in Romania

According to data from the Romanian Trade Register, as of December 31st , 2012 there were 1,278 companies with Swedish participation to the capital registered in Romania. The total investment amounts to Euro 218,65 million. Sweden ranks 21st among the countries with foreign direct investments (FDI) in Romania.

Main economic sectors where foreign Swedish investments were registered: industry (mainly automotive, furniture, textile, glass and chemical industry), transportation, retail and professional services.

Main investors include: Autoliv, Alfa Laval, Assa-Abloy, ABB, Atlas Copco, Ericsson, Electrolux, East Capital, H&M, IKEA, Kemira Kemi, Lindab, Volvo.

Source: Trade Office Stockholm, updated April 2013 & Embassy of Romania in Sweden

Nov 30 2012

Suedezii care schimbă ideea de imobiliare în România: Zidul de bani se va muta mai la sud şi spre est

Reprezentantul local al gigantul suedez Skanska pariază pe faptul că, în momentul în care proiectul de birouri pe care îl are în dezvoltare în România va trebui vândut, investitorii străini vor privi România ca pe o nouă Polonie.

„Cred că sunt cumpărători pregătiţi să investească în România dacă produsul este corect şi are accesibilitate, vizibilitate, conexiune la transportul public, chiriaşi potriviţi şi este livrat la timp. Dacă îndeplineşti aceste puncte găseşti cumpărători. Conştientizăm faptul că nu sunt foarte mulţi acum, totuşi credem că la sfârşitul ciclului nostru investiţional, zidul de bani se va muta mai la sud şi spre est“, a declarat într-un interviu pentru Capital Andreas Lindelöf, preşedintele Skanska România.

Andreas Lindelof

Potrivit acestuia, astăzi, zidul de banii este descris de pieţe precum Varşovia, Praga, Frankfurt şi Londra.

Întrebat dacă pe termen scurt se vor găsi investitori pregătiţi să cumpere proprietăţi imobiliare în România a căror valoare să depăşească 100 mil. euro, cum a fost cazul tranzacţiei dintre NEPI şi Portland Trust din 2010, Lindelöf a menţionat că cercul investitorilor se restrânge foarte mult când se depăşeşte o asemenea sumă. „Clădirile de peste 100 mil. euro sunt mari indiferent de piaţă. Aş fi atent dacă aş merge peste 100 mil. euro“, spune reprezentantul Skanska.

Suedezii au încheiat luna aceasta cea mai mare tranzacţie cu terenuri din ultimele şase luni, prin achiziţia unui lot de 1,5 ha de la Băneasa Investments. Pe acest teren, Skanska intenţionează să dezvolte trei clădiri de birouri cu o suprafaţă totală închiriabilă de 52.000 mp.

„O parte din modelul nostru de afaceri este să investim, să dezvoltăm, să închiriem şi să vindem. Model care funcţionează ciclic. În momentul în care vindem avem un surplus de bani pe care îl reinvestim. Momentul în care vom vinde depinde de condiţiile din piaţă, de cât din clădire este închiriat sau dacă sunt cumpărători“, specifică preşedintele companiei.

Skanska a finanţat şi a dezvoltat 1,9 milioane de metri pătraţi de spaţii comerciale în întreaga lume, are peste 500.000 de metri pătraţi de spaţii de birouri în dezvoltare, iar în următorii doi ani va începe construcţia a încă 200.000 de metri pătraţi. Recent, reprezentanţii grupului au anunţat că pregătesc, pentru următorii doi ani, investiţii în valoare de 100 mil. euro în pieţe ca Polonia, Cehia, România şi Ungaria.

 

Sursa: Ziarul Capital